be·​ret | \ bə-ˈrā How to pronounce beret (audio) \

Definition of beret

: a visorless usually woolen cap with a tight headband and a soft full flat top

Examples of beret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet Sankara’s reputation as a righteous, incorruptible figure still resonates across Africa, invoked by other beret-wearing firebrands as far as South Africa. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 Hugo Chávez, the founder of Venezuela’s socialist state, was turned into an action figure, complete with his signature red beret and military uniform. Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2021 The look comprised a wrap-around top, fish-tail skirt, double-breasted blazer, and beret that were all adorned with the same Prince of Wales check print in grey. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2022 Notably portly in his later years, Mr. Jose was almost totally bald and was rarely seen without his beret. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2022 Dig out that old Roots 2002 beret and find the green jello pin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Feb. 2022 Kayla Robinson, a first-time attendee, sported a T-shirt with the face of Frida Kahlo emblazoned on the front, a beret, and a pair of plaid pants. Sabrina Santiago,, 3 Feb. 2022 At one point, Manning put on a beret himself, defending his decision to skip football for his new obsession. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2022 In one of her talking-head outfits, Jackson sports long curls, a beret, a thick scarf and a sweater — all in dark colors against a dark backdrop. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beret

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beret

French béret, from Gascon berret, from Old Occitan, cap — more at biretta

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“Beret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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be·​ret | \ bə-ˈrā How to pronounce beret (audio) \

Kids Definition of beret

: a soft round flat cap without a visor

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